Household Hazardous Waste

The Rice County Solid Waste Facility will be closed on November 25, 2021 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Implementation of contactless payment & appointment system for the Rice County Solid Waste Facility

For the protection of all Rice County Residents and to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the Rice County Solid Waste Facility has implemented a new online appointment and payment system to pay for any items self-haulers are wishing to dispose of.  Rice County residents and property owners are asked to use this system if they wish to self-haul their items to the facility.  This online appointment and payment system reduces wait times at the facility while allowing a contactless payment method. It also allows self-haulers to remain in their vehicle except when actually disposing of their items into the appropriate container/area.  An added benefit is there is no need to find a parking space to pull over to pay unless you have a trailer lager than a single axle trailer.

To access this new appointment/payment system, please visit the Online payment/scheduling site and follow the instructions.

Only Rice County residents/property owners may dispose of waste at the Rice County Solid Waste facility.  No out-of-county waste will be accepted. The gate attendant will ask for your id and verify load with proof of payment.  We ask that customers practice social distancing and wear masks at the unloading areas. 

We continue to recommend contacting a licensed hauler for your waste disposal needs. Rice County has a list of licensed haulers that service all areas of Rice County. Please con¬tact a licensed hauler if you are in need of services. 

If you need further assistance with making an appointment or have any questions, please send an email  or call 507-332-6833. 

The safety and health of our county residents, contractors, and employees is our primary concern. Thank you for your participation in our collective efforts to combat COVID-19 and protect public health. 

Household Hazardous Waste

Improper use or disposal of hazardous materials can be harmful to human health and the environment. The Rice County Solid Waste Facility is an authorized disposal center and will accept hazardous household materials (HHW) from Rice County residents free of charge.

Business Hazardous Waste

The Rice County Solid Waste Facility is licensed by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to accept Very Small Quantity Generator (VSQG) business hazardous waste.


Businesses wishing to dispose of their hazardous waste must call the Solid Waste Facility to pre-register, review the fee schedule, and set up a delivery time.

Re-Use Room

Free paint, automotive products, cleaners, and other perfectly good pre-owned stuff. To view more items available refer to our Re-Use Room Flyer (PDF).

Image                    There’s A Proper Place for Your Waste.

Rice County brings you Waste Wizard to assist you with determining how and where to dispose of or recycle your waste. If you live on a farm, in a cabin on the lake, a house, an apartment, or anywhere within Rice County, check Waste Wizard to find out where to properly dispose of your items.